In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Cross-Training Update: Walking, Calisthenics, Yoga, Jump Rope…

    In my enthusiasm to post running updates on the site, I’ve been neglecting to document my walking-only workouts, and other forms of exercise.

    Being a working drummer, I consider exercise a part of the winning ingredients to becoming successful. Drumming is a very physical instrument, and after attending several drum clinics, I’ve always been told that aerobics and other workouts are essential to success when it comes to drumming.

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  • Running Log: 3.5 Mile Run, 5 Miles Total, No Sore Knees

    Recently, I did a nice run around the lake just this past Monday. I’ve been rather busy with other things, lately, like taxes and other general business. But I have been taking it easy as far as the running goes because I’ve had pretty sore knees. Enough that they

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  • Pranayama and the Quiet, Calming Breath

    I’ve been exploring various techniques of yogic breathing lately. And one can simply do a search on “yoga breathing” and come up with a lot of sites giving you advice on the various techniques to use, depending on what you are trying to accomplish with the breathing technique. The

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  • Running Log: 3 Mile Run, 5 Miles Total, Kind of Tough

    The last run was on Monday. Had two days to rest my sore knees. Today felt okay. I was able to run continuously for 3 miles. It was kind of tough, though the slightly sore knees seemed to vanish after the second mile. No problems with the calf muscles,

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  • Running Log: 3.25 Mile Run, 5 Miles Total

    Had a nice 3.25 mile run around the lake earlier today. With a total of 1.75 miles walking. Last run was on Friday, 5.25 miles. 1.75 miles walking. Total of 7 miles. Was going to run Sunday, but felt extra sore around the knees so I took another day

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